Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire






Adjacent Parishes:  Eastwick, Gilston, Great Hallingbury (Essex), Harlow (Essex), Hatfield Broard Oak (Essex), Latton (Essex) Little Hallingbury (Essex), Little Parndon (Essex), Much Hadham, Thorley, Widford

It is in the Braughing Hundred and the Bishop Stortford Union

Part became the parish of High Wych in 1862


Published by W Truswell, Sawbridgeworth


An Account of Sawbridgeworth in 1746


Great St Mary's, Sawbridgeworth

Photo bt Truwell, Sawbridgeworth

circa 1905


Church Interior

The Parish Church in 1837 from The Story of Sawbridgeworth, Book 2.

 Book: The Story of Sawbridgeworth


For information on Robert Orchard, grocer, tea dealer and chocolate manufacturer and his tokens see Robert ORCHARD, Sawbridgeworth, circa 1800


Suzanne has has drawn attention to the following book: Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth in Old Photographs by W. J. Wright (published by Budding Books in 2001 - many second hand copies available).

The First Surrey Rifles were based in the town in 1915, in Hatters Croft and the Red House, Bell Street.


The History of the

 Sawbridgeworth Fire Brigade

Suzanne has drawn my attention to the extremely interesting web site which deals with the History of the Sawbridgeworth Fire Brigade. It includes extensive information (including images of original manuscript log books, etc). It is an excellent example of a specialised local history site, which concentrates on a single organisation.

From the Newsletter


Two postcards of London Road, Sawbridgeworth
Published by W. Trusswell, Sawbridgeworth, and posted circa 1905


Web: The site www.sawbridgeworth.com includes information on the parish church and the roll of honour, and invites charitable donations from advertisers (so is to be encouraged). The East Herts District Council web page also contain a page containing the history of Sawbridgeworth.


Detail of

The Bridge (Moors), Sawbridgeworth

No Publisher, No 101191

probably 1920s


Click for full card

Extra postcard images.
click on thumbnail picture

If you know of other books, websites, etc, relating to this place, please tell me.

August 2010   PC of Church
October 2011   First Surrey Rifles reference